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Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on the sidelines during the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Respect for coach Gruden has come in a more monotone demeanor. This Bengals offense has plenty of weapons and proves it each week by lighting up the scoreboard. How often do you see a aggravated A.J. Green on the sidelines, or a pouting Gio on the sidelines for lack of carries? Never. This team trusts in its offense and its coaches’ ability to call the right plays. Furthermore, selfishness is not a trait of this team.

These Bengals veterans enter this weekend with playoff experience. The rookies are tenacious and mature with an aspiration to win. This Bengals team is led with the passion of Burfict and the confidence of Dalton. The years of prima donna receivers have given way to the years of team oriented and championship football.

Here’s to a 24-10 win on Sunday and a safe trip to New England next week. Thank you for a wonderful regular season, but the season is only 80 percent over.

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